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Tomorrow is Yesterday

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EPISODE DATA

Title ---------------- Tomorrow is Yesterday
Writer ----------------------- D. C. Fontana
Director ------------------- Michael O'Herlihy
Original Air Date ----------- January 26, 1967
Order of Filming ----------------------- 21st
Order of Broadcasting ----------------- 19th
Filmed ----------------- Late November 1966


REGULAR CAST

Captain James T. Kirk -------- William Shatner
Lieutenant Cmdr. Spock ------ Leonard Nimoy
Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy -- DeForest Kelley
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott -- James Doohan
Lieutenant Sulu --------------- George Takei
Lieutenant Uhura ------------ Nichelle Nichols



GUEST CAST

Captain John Christopher -------- Roger Perry
Colonel Fellini ---------------------- Ed Peck
Transporter Chief Kyle --------- John Winston
Crew Woman -------------- Sherri Townsend
Computer Voice --------------- Majel Barrett
Air Police Sergeant --------------- Hal Lynch
Technician Webb ---------- Richard Merrifield
Airforce Captain -------------- Mark Dempsey
Air Policeman ------------------- Jim Spencer


TITLE REFERENCE

"Tomorrow is Yesterday"

Ah, fill the cup: -what boots it to repeat
How time is slipping underneath our feet:
Unborn to-morrow, and dead yesterday,
Why fret about them if today be sweet!
-Edward Fitzgerald,
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1859)


ORIGINAL TITLES

None


UNUSUAL FOREIGN TITLES

Japan ----------- First Year of Stardate 7.21
(What in the world does that mean??)


STORY SYNOPSIS

When the U.S.S. Enterprise is thrown into a time warp by a black star, it ends up orbiting Earth in the 20th century. Omaha Air Base detects a peculiar UFO and sends a fighter plane, manned by Captain John Christopher, to investigate.

The starship accidentally destroys the plane, caught in their tractor beam, so the pilot is beamed aboard. The problem now, of course, is to prevent Captain Christopher from returning to tell others on Earth. In order not to change history, in which Christopher's son will prove important, Kirk must return the captain to Earth without knowledge of the ship.

In an attempt to remove all records of the U.S.S. Enterprise sighting, Kirk and Sulu beam down to the air base. Kirk is almost immediately captured by the Air Police, though Sulu manages to escape and gets the stolen records to the U.S.S. Enterprise. Spock and Captain Christopher beam down to help get Kirk away from the Air Police. At the same time, an Air Police sergeant has been accidentally caught in the U.S.S. Enterprise's transporter beam and is reeling as he finds himself on a 23rd-century starship.

Spock and Scotty manage to recreate the conditions of the time warp that brought them to this time, with a slingshot effect around the Sun. The confused Air Police sergeant is returned to Earth a second before he was transported to the Enterprise, so he will remember nothing of his astounding experience, and the starship returns to the 23rd century.

This time, the pilot sees nothing and the Air Force concludes that the sighting was a mistake ... a UFO. In effect, everything that had happened, never happened.







TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY

Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 28


(1) Momentarily -------------- 8.70 KB
Mr. Spock

You can tell that Leonard Nimoy had a cold
during the filming of this episode.


(2) 1960s -------------------- 12.0 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock


(3) Tell ---------------------- 6.92 KB
Captain Christopher


(4) Future ------------------- 19.3 KB
Captain Kirk


(5) Exist --------------------- 12.7 KB
Mr. Spock


(6) Annoying ----------------- 10.2 KB
Captain Kirk


(7) Dear --------------------- 5.40 KB
Computer

Kirk's computer is in love with him!


(8) Giggle -------------------- 6.92 KB
Mr. Spock

Spock sounds annoyed!


(9) Personality --------------- 23.6 KB
Mr. Spock


(10) Know ------------------- 3.62 KB
Captain Kirk


(11) Prisoner ----------------- 5.65 KB
Captain Christopher

Uh-oh, our guys are in trouble!


(12) Scrapped --------------- 24.1 KB
Captain Kirk - Computer


(13) Crude ------------------- 3.87 KB
Mr. Spock


(14) Error -------------------- 12.5 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy

A great example of the Spock / McCoy bantering.
Great stuff!


(15) Primitive ---------------- 10.9 KB
Captain Kirk


(16) Stealth ----------------- 13.2 KB
Mr. Spock


(17) Problem ----------------- 17.0 KB
Mr. Spocl - Captain Kirk


(18) Blast.wav ------------------- 40.1 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy


(19) Alarm ------------------- 40.4 KB
Colonel Fellini - Captain Kirk


(20) Popped ----------------- 11.2 KB
Colonel Fellini - Captain Kirk


(21) Uniform ----------------- 25.9 KB
Colonel Fellini - Captain Kirk


(22) Green ------------------- 71.6 KB
Colonel Fellini - Captain Kirk

The entire conversation between Colonel Fellini
and Captain Kirk is wonderful, but this is the best part!


(23) Trust ------------------- 24.9 KB
Captain Christopher - Mr. Spock


(24) Chance ----------------- 14.0 KB
Captain Kirk


(25) Hurry ------------------- 13.7 KB
Captain Kirk


(26) Look -------------------- 11.4 KB
Captain Christopher - Captain Kirk


(27) Reverse ----------------- 9.97 KB
Scotty


(28) Home ------------------- 28.5 KB
Starfleet - Captain Kirk

Just in case you didn't know, the method used to travel
back in time in 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home' was taken
from this episode: slingshot around the Sun.

I like this episode, it's one of my favorites.


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